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Discoloration of driver's door panel

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ea615sc, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Jan 21, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    ea615sc

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    I just got my 2009 Tacoma about 3 weeks ago. I love the truck, but I've noticed some discoloration on my upper driver's door panel. The first thing that went through my mind was that it was oil from my arm resting on the door while driving. However, this can't be, as I have been wearing long sleeved clothes ever since I got the truck.

    Has anyone else had this problem?

    I'll try to post some pictures as soon as I get time.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 21, 2009 at 1:46 PM
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    moserjjx

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    first thing i did with my truck was scotchguard the heck out of it including that door panel fabric. no stains or discoloration so far
     
  3. Jan 21, 2009 at 1:47 PM
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    I'm talking about the black plastic along the top of the door. Sorry I wasn't clear in my previous post.

    Thanks for the reply though!
     
  4. Jan 21, 2009 at 1:47 PM
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    2009tacomav6

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    that is a great idea... wish I would have thought about that before my mother in law spilled her coffee all over the seat and carpet!!!!!

    Managed to clean it all up but did not make me feel any less happy.
     
  5. Jan 21, 2009 at 1:51 PM
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    Rtrn2taco

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    Interested in seeing the pics.
     
  6. Jan 21, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    [​IMG]
    here's the picture
    notice the difference in color
     
  7. Jan 21, 2009 at 2:08 PM
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    moserjjx

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    was there a sticker over that spot or anything? it looks pretty "regular" in shape
     
  8. Jan 21, 2009 at 2:16 PM
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    JAG

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    Mine did that where I had the sticker informing me that I should only go 5mph with the lockers on. Try taking a non abrasive cleaner to it. It may be glue residue.
     
  9. Jan 21, 2009 at 2:17 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    Maybe try Oxyclean. It got the chocolate stains out of my kids seat. And that ain't easy.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2009 at 2:18 PM
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    My truck is the same way. It is just the gray pigment in the plastic not completely mixed so you get the appearance of some streaking or fading.
     
  11. Jan 21, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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    not really a solution but maybe after using a protectant ( I use 303 ) it won't be as noticable or seen at all.
     
  12. Jan 21, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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    ^ 303 for sure. Dark gray is notorious for looking like hell as it fades over time.
     
  13. Jan 22, 2009 at 2:08 AM
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    Thank you all for the advice. I'm planning on trying to clean it again today after work. Hopefully it is just some sort of residue from one of the "new car" stickers.
     
  14. Jan 22, 2009 at 2:19 AM
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  15. Jan 22, 2009 at 8:38 AM
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